Anyone (other than me) Eyeing the Baby 35-100?

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I am curious about the lens simply because I'm a bit underwhelmed by the slow telephoto options available so far for landscape use. And it is really small. If it ends up being optically as good as the 12-32 it could be very interesting.

Jordan Steele (admiringlight.com) is at the show and handled the 35-100 though he couldn't take any sample photos with it. Write up on this page:

http://admiringlight.com/blog/hands-panasonic-lx100-gm5-voigtlander-10-5mm-f0-95/2/

At this point my best guess is that IQ wise it won't be any better than the 45-150 or 45-175 (which are certainly not bad lenses at all) but will just be really small. When paired with the GM1/GM5 could make a very interesting super small kit. GM1+12-32+35-100+9/8BC+15/1.7+45/1.8 would all fit in a few pockets!

For me it will hinge on the IQ though - it will have to be wart free at F/6.3 at all focal lengths for me to be interested. Fingers crossed.
 

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For me, at that f-stop I'd rather forgo the normal zoom and this tele zoom for the panasonic 14-140 ii. I don't have it (yet) but from the looks of it, it seems not much bigger then the old 14-42 kit lens. If it's going to be slow anyhow might as well superzoom it and stitch panoramas for those times you need to go wide.
 

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It is small, but I don't normally carry a lens that long for everyday or travel use. If I am going to use a longer lens then the f-stop is going to be more important than the size or weight. It does not fit a need for me.
 

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I have placed a pre order for it for some of my uses it is an ideal lens and I tend to use a tripod if shooting in low light as I still want to stop down.
 

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It is very intriguing to pair with my GM1. I do think it was a good idea for Panasonic. I love the 12-32 and it's hard to believe this is scarcely bigger than it is.

As noted earlier, the IQ will have to be great though - otherwise there is no way it's worth the $400.

But the biggest reason why I probably won't buy it - I recently took a big trip with the 12-32, 100-300, and 45 1.8, and I never once missed having a zoom in that 32-100 range.

Tim
 

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I haven't heard much about it really. I like the range and size for sure and that is my sweet spot for Focal lengths. If $400 is the price, I'll have to wait and see what the IQ is like. It will have to blow away the 40-150 to be worth that IMO. I guess that includes the $100 Panasonic "premium". They depreciate faster/more than Olympus lenses, because of that.
 

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The Panasonic premium covers you for the lens hood that Olympus otherwise offers as an 'optional extra' and makes people pay $50 for ;)

If the 35-100 'mini' as as good as the 12-32 then it'll be a pretty good lens.
 

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The Panasonic premium covers you for the lens hood that Olympus otherwise offers as an 'optional extra' and makes people pay $50 for ;)

If the 35-100 'mini' as as good as the 12-32 then it'll be a pretty good lens.
You mean that big ugly plastic square thing that came with my PL 25mm 1.4 that doesn't reverse? :)
 
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I'm more than happy with the Olympus 40-150/4-5.6 IQ. I can see this being an attractive alternative to those who like OIS better or have a Panasonic body without IBIS.
 

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I'm quite happy with the 40-150 too, but this is about half the size and combined with the 12-32 makes for an even tighter set for my gx7.
 

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